Driver who hit, killed pedestrian believed to be impaired


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The Akron Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that left one person dead Tuesday evening.

Police said a man driving northbound on Brittain Rd. hit a man who was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Bauer Blvd.

The victim was identified as Ronald Smith, 69, of Akron. He died at the hospital after being trapped under the vehicle.

No arrests have been made at this time, but police say alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.